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Brexit questions to Habiba Boughaba, Group General Counsel

Brexit has left UK asset managers worrying about the distribution of their funds into the EU. Will it be a complete apocalypse on the 29 March or are there solutions available to alternative asset managers?

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UK Private equity: building momentum during Brexit uncertainty

By J.P. Harrop, Group Head of Sales, SGG

The UK private equity industry has just emerged from a remarkably successful year. But these triumphs are being put at risk by the UK’s current Brexit uncertainties. Up until now, the UK private equity (PE) sector – like much of the economy – has been in a state of ‘phoney war’ since the referendum; much of this due to the seemingly endless political trials and tribulations unleashed since June 2016.

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Asian Frontier Markets: A discussion with GPs and LPs on their potential and risks

Where do we stand when it comes to exploring frontier markets in Asia, and what will it take for commercial LPs to feel more comfortable with them? Furthermore, how far up the risk scale should investors go in the chase for returns – are some markets simply a frontier too far?

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LatAm fund industry: the benefits of outsourcing

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The Latin American investor market is evolving. Looking at markets from Miami to São Paulo, advisers, wealth managers, fund selectors and institutional investors are all witnessing the same change: Latin American investors are opening up to new investment opportunities and approaches as regional GDP continues to rise.

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Blockchain and Private Equity: a marriage made in heaven?

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Blockchain is the “buzzword” of 2018 but does it have any real use and purpose in relation to private equity? Blockchain is growing in popularity across multiple industries with new applications emerging, but in reality what are the potential benefits for private equity managers in embracing this new technology?

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Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit

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By Christian Heinen, Managing Director, SGG Luxembourg

Luxembourg is well established as the second largest funds domicile globally, after the US, with a record number of assets under management (AUM) of over EUR 4 trillion. As we edge closer to the Brexit deadline of 30 March 2019 with still a lot of uncertainty for the funds market, Luxembourg’s regulatory body Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has been ahead of the curve in demonstrating that the country is open for business and bolstering its regulatory regime to further enhance its position on the global stage.

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Relevant developments for the Dutch fund industry

We will take a look at the state of play in the Dutch fund industry at a domestic level and as an international fund structuring hub. Fund activity in the Dutch market has been abundant in the recent years.

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Digitisation to accelerate African deal origination

In Africa, investors spend significant time and resources in originating quality deals. Add into the mix the comparably small size of African transactions in relation to the global M&A market, and investors find themselves constantly chasing deal flow.

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